Jewelry Designer Gerard Yosca, a legend among the fashion and jewelry elite, will make a personal appearance in the Brad Hughes & Associates showroom on Thursday afternoon, Oct. 24 and Friday, Oct. 25 during the Dallas Apparel & Accessories Market.
 
 
 
 
For nearly three decades, the New York City-based designer has created innovative, trend-setting collections.  Entirely self-taught, his fascination with understanding how things are made has led him on a constant quest to discover, create and design – first arts and crafts as a self-described ‘nerdy art kid’ and later, as an adult, with the development of his namesake jewelry collections. Primarily known for his bold, statement-making luxury fashion accessories, Gerard also designs private label goods for nearly all of the industry heavyweights.

 
 
Gerard creates fashion-forward accessories with the same quality as the vintage gems he found in his mother and grandmother’s jewelry boxes; incorporating plated metal and enamel and applying historical design techniques in a modern way.  He meticulously creates each piece in his New York studio alongside his loyal staff, resulting in a signature look personalized for its wearer. His passion lies in the steadfast belief that the customer should see the “hand of the artist” – a mantra that sets him apart from his peers.
 
 
 
Gerard is a long-standing member of the Council of Fashion Designers of America, for which he served on the Board of Directors for 12 years. The Gerard Yosca Collection is sold at Henri Bendel, Neiman Marcus and other fine department stores and boutiques across the United States and internationally.